Most of our blog entries can be read in two or three minutes. One or two go into greater depth and others are bite-sized. All are intended to share with you insights, ideas or inspiration that we hope you will find useful, interesting or energising.
The scope of what a business owner may want from, or for their business will vary from one person and context to the next. One owner’s focus might be holistic whereas another may wish to prioritise a particular challenge or opportunity. In this blog post we'll take a look at exactly what issues a business coach can help with.
A professional business coach will look at a business as a whole and help a business owner gain greater clarity and confidence about what they want from, or for their business and how best to achieve it given their context, values, needs and preferences. Read on to find out how this is done in more detail.
At one time or another, many of us will have participated in a meeting with a prospective new client, supplier or business partner where, despite our best efforts, the conversation doesn’t flow. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the strategies that can trip us up and how sometimes, paying attention to the little things can yield big results.
Many different cultures and countries around the world have variants of the proverb: ‘The cobbler’s children have no shoes’, meaning that the person or entity involved fails to give themselves the benefit of their own professional expertise. It is our experience that this holds true for many smaller service businesses, so why might that be, what are some of the opportunity costs and what can be done to rectify it?
We are all aware of the pace of change surrounding businesses and of the many different drivers of this. It is one thing to acknowledge change however, and quite another to reach clear conclusions about what it means for your business and what you need to do in response, if anything. In this blog, we’ll consider how you might begin to form answers to both these questions by taking a fresh look at your business model.
A root cause of frustration is often that a business’s ways of working have not kept pace with the growing and often relentless demands placed on them. People are understandably frustrated, annoyed, even unnerved by the resulting inefficiencies that are eroding otherwise healthy margins. There is a sense that things no longer work as they used to.